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4 And they said, Go to, let us | build us a city and a tower, whose top muy reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth : and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth : and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood :

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah :

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai ; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. - 30 But Sarai was barren ; she had no child.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of

the Chaldees, to go into the land of the Lord, and called upon the name Canaan; and they came unto Haran, of the LORD. and dwelt there.

9 And Abram journeyed, going 32 And the days of Terah were on still toward the south. two hundred and five years : and 10 And there was a famine in the Terah died in Haran.

land : and Abram went down into

Egypt to sojourn there; for the faCHAP. XII.

mine was grievous in the land. Now the Lord had said unto 11 And it came to pass, when he Abram, Get thee out of thy coun was come near to enter into Egypt, try, and from thy kindred, and from that he said unto Sarai his wife, Bethy father's house, unto a land that hold now, I know that thou art a I will shew thee:

fair woman to look upon : 2 And I will make of thee a great 12 Therefore it shall come to pass, nation, and I will bless thee, and when the Egyptians shall see thee, make thy name great; and thou shalt that they shall say, This is his wife: be a blessing :

and they will kill me, but they will 3 And I will bless them that bless save thee alive. thee, and curse him that curseth 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my thee: and in thee shall all families sister: that it may be well with me of the earth be blessed.

for thy sake; and my soul shall live 4 So Abram departed, as the because of thee. LORD had spoken unto him; and 14 And it came to pass, that, when Lot went with him : and Abram was Abram was come into Egypt, the seventy and five years old when he Egyptians beheld the woman that departed out of Haran.

she was very fair. 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, 15 The princes also of Pharaoh and Lot his brother's son, and all saw her, and commended her before their substance that they had gather Pharaoh : and the woman was taken ed, and the souls that they had got into Pharaoh's house. ten in Haran; and they went forth 16 And he entreated Abram well to go into the land of Canaan; and for her sake: and he had sheep, and into the land of Canaan they came. oxen, and he asses, and menservants,

6 And Abram passed through the and maidservants, and she asses, and land unto the place of Sichem, unto camels. the plain of Moreh. And the Ca 17 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh naanite was then in the land.

and his house with great plagues be7 And the LORD appeared unto cause of Sarai Abram's wife. Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, I give this land : and there builded and said, Wbat is this that thou hast he an altar unto the LORD, who ap done unto me? why didst thou not peared unto him.

tell me that she was thy wife? 8 And he removed from thence 19 Why saidst thou, She is my unto a mountain on the east of Beth sister? so I might have taken her to el, and pitched his tent, having Beth me to wife: now therefore behold thy el on the west, and Hai on the east: wife, take her, and go thy way. and there he builded an altar unto 1 20 And Pharaoh commanded his

men concerning him: and they sent Gomorrah, even as the garden of the him away, and his wife, and all that LORD, like the land of Egypt, as he had.

thou comest unto Zoar.

11 Then Lot chose him all the CHAP. XIII.

plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed AND Abram went up out of Egypt, east: and they separated themselves he, and his wife, and all that he had, the one from the other. and Lot with him, into the south. . 12 Abram dwelled in the land of

2 And Abram wus very rich in Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cattle, in silver, and in gold.

cities of the plain, and pitched his 3 And he went on his journeys tent toward Sodom. from the south even to Beth-el, unto 13 But the men of Sodom were the place where his tent had been at wicked and sinners before the LORD the beginning, between Beth-el and exceedingly. Hai;

14 And the Lord said unto A4 Unto the place of the altar, bram, after that Lot was separated which he had made there at the first: from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and there Abram called on the name and look from the place where thou of the LORD.

art northward, and southward, and 5 And Lot also, which went with eastward, and westward : Abram, had flocks, and herds, and 15 For all the land which thou tents.

seest, to thee will I give it, and to 6 And the land was not able to thy seed for ever. bear them, that they might dwell 16 And I will make thy seed as together: for their substance was the dust of the earth : so that if a great, so that they could not dwell man can number the dust of the together.

7 And there was a strife between numbered. the herdmen of Abram's cattle and 17 Arise, walk through the land the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the in the length of it and in the breadth Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled of it; for I will give it unto thee. then in the land.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let and came and dwelt in the plain of there be no strife, I pray thee, be Mamre, which is in Hebron, and tween me and thee, and between built there an altar unto the LORD. my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

CHAP. XIV. 9 Is not the whole land before And it came to pass in the days thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch from me: if thou wilt take the left king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king hand, then I will go to the right; of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; or if thou depart to the right hand, 2 That these made war with Bera then I will go to the left. . king of Sodom, and with Birsha

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of beheld all the plain of Jordan, that Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeit was well watered every where, be bojim, and the king of Bela, which fore the LORD destroyed Sodom and || is Zoar.

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3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, .6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness.

7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim ;

9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five. .

10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.

11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Esh

col, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth :

20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich :

24 Save only that which the young

men have eaten, and the portion of 11 And when the fowls came the men which went with me, Aner, down upon the carcases, Abram Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take drove them away. their portion.

12 And when the sun was going

down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; CHAP. XV.

and, lo, an horror of great darkness AFTER these things the word of fell upon him. the LORD came unto Abram in a 13 And he said unto Abram, vision, saying, Fear not, Abram : I Know of a surety that thy seed shall am thy shield, and thy exceeding be a stranger in a land that is not great reward.

theirs, and shall serve them; and 2 And Abram said, Lord God, they shall afflict them four hundred what wilt thou give me, seeing I go years; childless, and the steward of my 14 And also that nation, whom house is this Eliezer of Damascus ? they shall serve, will I judge: and

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me afterward shall they come out with thou hast given no seed : and, lo, one great substance. born in my house is mine heir.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fa4 And, behold, the word of the thers in peace; thou shalt be buried LORD came unto him, saying, This in a good old age. shall not be thine heir; but he that 16 But in the fourth generation shall come forth out of thine own they shall come hither again : for bowels shall be thine heir.

the iniquity of the Amorites is not 5 And he brought him forth yet full. abroad, and said, Look now toward 17 And it came to pass, that, heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be when the sun went down, and it was able to number them; and he said dark, behold a smoking furnace, and unto him, So shall thy seed be. a burning lamp that passed between

6 And he believed in the LORD; those pieces. and he counted it to him for right 18 In the same day the LORD eousness.

made a covenant with Abram, say7 And he said unto him, I am the ing, Unto thy seed have I given this LORD that brought thee out of Ur land, from the river of Egypt unto of the Chaldees, to give thee this the great river, the river Euphrates: land to inherit it.

19 The Kenites, and the Keniz8 And he said, Lord God, where zites, and the Kadmonites, by shall I know that I shall inherit 20 And the Hittites, and the Peit?

rizzites, and the Rephaims, 9 And he said unto him, Take me 21 And the Amorites, and the an heifer of three years old, and a Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and she goat of three years old, and a the Jebusites. ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

CHAP. XVI. 10 And he took unto him all these, Now Sarai Abram's wife bare and divided them in the midst, and him no children: and she had an laid each piece one against another: handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name but the birds divided he not.

was Hagar.

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